FM Preview: Nottingham Forest v Portsmouth 15 Jan 2011

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History of the Nottingham Forest v Portsmouth fixture

Nottm. Forest play host to Portsmouth at City Ground on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Forest are clearly on top, winning 57.89% of the games played between the two.

The last time the two teams met at Nottm. Forest was back in October 2003, over five years ago, as the visitors ran out cosy 2-4 winners in an League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 30 OctPortsmouth2 - 1Nottm. ForestCHMP
2003/2004Wed 29 OctNottm. Forest2-4PortsmouthLGEC
2002/2003Sat 28 DecNottm. Forest1 - 2PortsmouthCHMP
2002/2003Sat 10 AugPortsmouth2 - 0Nottm. ForestCHMP
2001/2002Wed 30 JanNottm. Forest0 - 1PortsmouthCHMP
2001/2002Wed 28 NovPortsmouth3 - 2Nottm. ForestCHMP
2000/2001Sat 07 AprPortsmouth0 - 2Nottm. ForestCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Nottingham Forest are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Forest, with 5 goals against.

Portsmouth have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Pompey have hit 8 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Nottm. Forest lie just outside the playoff positions in the Npower Championship, picking up 37 points from their 23 games so far. Portsmouth find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 30 points from their 24 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Nottm. Forest641113613
Portsmouth61239135

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nottm. Forest may be coming up against a decent side in Portsmouth, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Forest. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Nottm. Forest Unbeaten in the last 12 home games.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Portsmouth Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.